Scripture Verse

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11


John H. Tenney

Words: C. H. Mann, 1890.

Music: San Fran­cis­co John H. Ten­ney, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know Mann’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Gird on the sword and armor,
Go raise the banner high,
The Captain of salvation
To thee is ever nigh.


Then wave the glorious banner,
Press forward in His name;
And soon thy guide and captain
Will victory proclaim.

Gird on the sword and armor,
Let faith be thy strong shield;
His promise shall sustain thee
On every battlefield.


Gird on the sword and armor,
Press on the foe to fight;
No enemy can harm thee,
For God sustains the right.